The Difference Between a Healthy Lifespan vs. Total Lifespan

This Podcast Burns Fat, podcast, Dr. Tom O'Bryan

What Our Immune System is Designed to Protect Against

The Inflammation Equation: Decoding the Path to Optimal Well-Being


Dr. Tom O’Bryan Notable Quotes

“People don’t realize that we have low-grade chronic inflammation in our body for years that is diminishing our function long before we get diagnosed with a disease. No one wakes up one morning with diabetes or with Alzheimer’s or with psoriasis that it’s these are all progressive disorders.”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan

“We’re trained from birth that when we have a symptom, just go for the medicine, put the symptoms in remission as best you can and get on with your life, thinking that’s what you’re supposed to do. No, it’s not.”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan

“I opened my practice on Valentine’s Day, 1980, and I’ve been using supplements since the day I opened my practice. They’re very helpful, but you’re not going to stop the amount of inflammation in your body and keep living the lifestyle, but just take supplements. You can’t keep throwing gasoline on the fire with one hose, and then try to put the fire out with a smaller hose of a supplement.”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan

“The more little things you do, the more accumulative the benefit, the stronger your body becomes. And you reduce that gap between a healthy lifespan and total lifespan, so you stay healthy all the way up to the end whenever that comes.”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan


Episode Summary

What’s the difference between a total lifespan and a healthy lifespan? It’s the difference between surviving and thriving…and sitting between them is inflammation. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 14 out of 15 top causes of death are inflammation, and that younger and younger people are being affected by it. The good news is that we can take back control of our health one step at a time.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to world-recognized health expert and speaker Dr. Tom O’Bryan to shed some light on what it means to live a healthy life free from disease and inflammation and what steps we can take to start living disease- and inflammation-free.


Relevant Links

Dr. Tom O’BryanWebsite

The Inflammation Equation


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Dr. Tom O’Bryan (00:29)
  • Tom O’Bryan on the difference between a healthy lifespan vs. a total lifespan (03:00)
  • A paradigm of symptoms and medicine (07:23)
  • An over 400% increase in Alzheimer’s cases (09:30)
  • Atherosclerosis is not a lipid storage disease—it’s an inflammation disease (11:00)
  • Our immune system is designed to protect us from bugs, parasites, viruses, mold, fungus, and bacteria (13:40)
    • The immune processes that occur in the digestive system (15:17)
  • The ramifications of wheat and insecticide sprays on wheat (23:50)
  • An interesting study on fertility cases and nutrition (25:08)
  • The Inflammation Equation: Decoding the Path to Optimal Well-Being (31:02)
  • Different diets and anti-inflammatory diets (34:00)
    • The value of water in fighting inflammation (33:56)
  • Getting rid of toxins to live an optimal healthy lifespan (40:46)
  • Making the paradigm shift one step at a time (42:16)
  • The Inflammation Equation (48:17)


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